In the Glass – April 2013

April 29th, 2013 by karen

  • Nitida is one of the closest wine estates to our home and we love to get out to Durbanville as often as we can to do tastings. We picked this beauty, their Coronata White 2009 white blend up a few years ago. Perfect drinking!
  • It always amazes me when I meet people who have lived in Cape Town all their lives but never gone to a wine estate. We not only “broke them in” at Steenberg but offered them their first ever wooded Sauvignon Blanc –  HMS Rattlesnake 2011
  • The Kleine Zalze Vineyard Selection Chenin Blanc 2012 lives up to every preceding vintage 0f fruity tropical deliciousness with layered oak notes adding creamy texture to the palate and a wonderful length. The hints of botrytis are very attractive to in this R70 bargain bottle
  • Our second trip to Plettenberg Bay in a year and another stop at Bramon for lunch and to purchase a couple of bottles of their unique Sauvignon Blanc MCC,  this time the 2008 vintage, which we got to share with friends visiting from Australia
  • When my hubby and I first met he had about 5 bottles in his wine collection (my how things have changed:)), one of which was this Chocolate Block 2005 from Boekenhoutskloof Well worth the wait to enjoy this years later along with a fillet and red wine jus
  • I hosted Nabygelegen and James’ other label, Snow Mountain wines for my wine club for February and March and felt compelled to finish my stock of his from last year which included this 2010 Pinot Noir. Bright, bold fruit and the silky tannins we seek in a Pinot Noir. His 2011 is slightly more subtle and a steal for R110 from the estate
  • Barely a week passes, let alone a month, that we don’t enjoy a bottle of our CWG purchase of the Graham Beck Brut Non Plus. This time enjoyed with sushi at Blowfish, once again with our mates from Oz
  • I have been a fan of Hendrik’s somewhat quirky and experimental MCC’s since his first release a couple of years ago. This Chabivin 100% Semillon MCC 2006 has been bottle fermented for 6 years. The Semillon offers such incredibly unique notes of fynbos and herbaciousness along with a wonderful vanilla and creamy brioche
  • I’m always keen for an good, aged Sauvignon Blanc but never sure how far I can push my luck:) This Pheasants Run 2009 from Graham Beck

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